Well this has nothing to do with Symbian directly but is far too important to miss. According to a post over at C|Net google is going to announce a new platform, a new mobile operating system that runs on Linux and is called Android! Such an announcement has been expected for long and now we have just one more day to go. On Monday Google is expected to reveal details on the mythical Gphone.
Google is calling the venture an “Open Handset Alliance” and it includes partners like KDDI and NTT DoCoMo and 30 others including Qualcomm, Broadcom, HTC, Intel, Samsung, Motorola, Sprint, and Texas Instruments.. The platform will supposedly be open source falling under the Apache License, Version 2.0. The flavor of Linux that Android will be built on top of looks to be that from Wind River.
However the post also adds:
“Don’t expect to see a Google phone, or Gphone, on store shelves anytime soon. And in such a large project with so many different players, plans and some details could still change over the weekend. It’s unclear when the final version will be released. Google has repeatedly declined to talk about the Gphone or confirm the Monday event.”
The Gphone for long has been touted as the next big thing after the iPhone and how it will revolutionise the way we see phones. I hope it will make cutting edge technology affordable. The OS is expected to be much cheaper than a WinMo or a Symbian licence thus bringing down the cost of the handset and a little more with advertising based solutions. How this will work out no one knows. What do you think?
Via – Intomobile.
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